Nancy Weil

Managing Editor

Nancy Weill is managing editor of the IDG News Service, based in Boston.

Symantec IDs sophisticated 'Regin' malware

Symantec's board votes to split the company in two

Symantec's board of directors unanimously approved a plan to break the company into two independent, publicly traded firms.

EPIC says Facebook 'messed with people's minds,' seeks FTC sanctions

Facebook "purposefully messed with people's minds" in a "secretive and non-consensual" study on nearly 700,000 users whose emotions were intentionally manipulated when the company altered their news feeds for research purposes, a...

Warrants needed for cellphone searches, Supreme Court rules

Police cannot generally search cellphones without a warrant when they are arresting someone, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision Wednesday that weighs heavily in favor of Fourth Amendment and privacy rights.

Warrants needed for cellphone searches, Supreme Court rules

Police must obtain warrants to search cellphones and smartphones when they are making arrests, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous decision.

AT&T confirms plans to buy DirecTV

AT&T plans to acquire DirecTV for about $50 billion, it announced Sunday, laying to rest days of reports based on anonymous sources that such a deal was in the offing.

Netflix inks deal with Comcast to speed up streaming

Comcast and Netflix have agreed to a multiyear deal that will speed streams from the video service to Comcast's U.S. broadband customers.

FCC will set new net neutrality rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will not seek further judicial review of a January court ruling that struck down the agency's net neutrality regulations, but it does plan to issue a new set of rules covering ISPs.

Malware sophistication vexes lawmakers, retailers and the financial industry

The failure of U.S. financial institutions and retailers to implement more robust cybersecurity measures, such as the smart-card technology widely used in Europe, was questioned and criticized by members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary...

ITC orders import ban on some iPhones, iPads in Samsung patent dispute

Apple infringed a Samsung Electronics patent, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a final judgment released Tuesday that bans import into the U.S. of certain AT&T iPhone and iPad models.

Update: Microsoft CIO Tony Scott has left the company

Microsoft CIO Tony Scott has left the company after five years.

HTC settles with FTC over security issues in tablets, smartphones

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with HTC America over security holes in the company's smartphone and tablet software that left millions of users' personal information at risk.

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